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How Will The iPad Fare In Healthcare?

Image representing iPad as depicted in CrunchBaseThe first iPad reviews are out, and they’re very positive. Here’s a selection of the reviews (compiled by MacRumors):

And here’s a roundup of recent medical blogs commentary on the iPad:

iMedical Apps has a nice review of how 5 medical apps might appear on the iPad, including the Blausten Human Atlas, Visual Dx Mobile, Procedures Consult, OsiriX and eFilm, and Papers.

The Unofficial Apple Weblog features a review of Carter’s Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine, an app designed specifically for the iPad. (This is not an eBook, but a full app with searchable interactive skeletons, etc.)

CareCloud, a new cloud-based EHR, plans to have an iPad version. Epic already has an iPhone app and presumably will have an iPad version available. Allscripts is rumored to have an upcoming EHR for the iPad. (No word on whether other EHRs plan on having an iPad app. If you have any information, please post a comment.)

According to Macworld, 1 in 5 doctors plan to buy an iPad. The Practice Fusion Blog has a discussion of other iPad-related surveys of doctors and healthcare professionals.

Healthcare Technology Online has a discussion of the pros of cons of the iPad in healthcare. Read more »

This post, How Will The iPad Fare In Healthcare?, was originally published on Healthine.com by Joshua Schwimmer, M.D..

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